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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 55' South, Longitude: 145° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.27 meters/second, 1538.2 km/hour, 955.8 miles/hour or 830.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"955.37 miwest0° 00' 13.4"0.26 minorth955.38 mi
24 hours0° 06' 57.0"7.38 mieast0° 05' 33.7"6.38 minorth9.76 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 56' North, Longitude: 84° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.34 meters/second, 1610.4 km/hour, 1000.7 miles/hour or 869.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.68 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.3"1000.55 miwest0° 10' 52.8"12.46 misouth1000.79 mi
24 hours11° 00' 53.0"757.84 mieast4° 28' 53.9"307.94 misouth820.14 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:46 AM731 km454 miles395 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaTue 11:46 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 1:46 PM1587 km986 miles857 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiTue 10:46 AM2569 km1596 miles1387 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:46 AM2944 km1829 miles1590 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiWed 11:46 AM3027 km1881 miles1634 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaWed 10:46 AM3064 km1904 miles1655 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 10:46 AM3123 km1941 miles1686 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Tue 4:46 PM3670 km2281 miles1982 nmEast-southeast ESE
Chatham Islands *Wed 11:31 AM3676 km2284 miles1985 nmSouthwest SW
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